Pradaxa Safety Concerns With Someone That Has A-fib

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Jane Says:


My mother is 85 years old and her family doctor is suggesting she switch to this drug from Warfin. Are hers chances of a stroke higher or recovering from a stroke with this drug. She no longer drives so getting her INR checked once a month sometimes can be a challenge. Can anyone tell me how this drug is working for them.



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Verwon Says:

I haven't used the medication, but I can provide you with some more information on it.

Pradaxa contains the active ingredient Dabigatran and, when studied were done that compared its efficacy and safety risks to that of Warfarin, it was found to be very comparable and was not shown to increase the risk of bleeding or other problems.

You can learn more about it here:

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Dabigatran/­

It's also been shown to just as effective at preventing clotting, but also to keep the INR much more stable, so it doesn't require the frequent tests that must be done, when one uses Warfarin.

Are there any other questions?

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olive grunert Says:

I WAS ON WARFARIN FOR ATRIAL FIB. THEY CHANGED ME TO PRADAX. I DON'T LIKE IT. i HAVE SWOLLEN LEGS AND FEET NOW, STIFF, RED AND PAINFUL. i AM TIRED AND LETHARGIC. i WANT OFF.
I AM DEHYDRATED...MOUTH AND EYES AND SKIN DRY. NOT A GOOD DRUG. ANYONE ELSE? OLIVE

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Llila Rae Stetter Says:

robert is 80. It states that anyone over 75 should NOT take Prodaxa. He took Prodoxa for 45 days. He has been off it for 14 days. In the past 14 days he has been in and out of the hospital for 5 days each time with many tests. He has had7 blood units in that time,brought him home yesterday, he is very weak still has black stools. This is scary stuff.

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